Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences



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Jordan University of Science and Technology

Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences

Department of allied medical sciences

Second Semester 2015-2016

Course Syllabus



Course Information

Course Title

Binocular Vision & ocular motility 1

Course Code

OPT 232

Prerequisites

OPT 213

Hours

2 credit hours (theoretical)

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce 2nd year students to the normal binocular status of the human eye. It introduces the students to the visual pathway and visual direction in order to understand the process of vision. It also emphasizes on the advantages of binocular vision (BV), fusion of the images and stereopsis. The course also gives a basic knowledge of the normal and abnormal ocular motility and fixation disparity. The students will also learn a variety of orthoptic and binocular vision techniques, special diagnostic tests and instrumentations used in the investigation of binocular functions and diseases.



Textbook

Title

Normal binocular vision : theory, investigation, and practical aspects

Author(s)

Stidwill, David.
Fletcher, Robert

Publisher

Blackwell Pub

Year

2011

Book Website




Other references

Practical binocular vision assessment. 2004
Authors: Eperjesi, Frank & Rundstrom, M. M



Assessment

Assessment

Percentage

First Exam

30%

Second Exam

30%

Final Exam

40%



Course Objectives

Percentage

Provide students with basics terminology and theoretical concepts that describe normal binocular vision.


25%

Provide students with the essential knowledge of different ophthalmic instrumentations and diagnostic tests principles that are used in the assessment of binocular vision.

25%

Understanding of the indications for using the different clinical techniques and instrumentations that are used in vision assessment.

25%

Gain enhanced knowledge in selective areas of binocular vision and eye research.

25%



Teaching & Learning Methods

  • PowerPoint lectures

  • Participation & Class discussion are mandatory

Teaching duration:

  • 15 weeks

  • 30 lectures, one hour each




Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

Reference(s)

Handouts


To understand why humans have developed BV


Textbook + handouts

To understand the theory behind BV


Textbook + handouts

To understand the physiological and neural mechanisms responsible for normal and abnormal BV


Textbook + handouts

To recognise what constitutes normal and abnormal visual alignment


Textbook + handouts

To recognise and evaluate the signs and symptoms of abnormal binocular vision.


Textbook + handouts




Additional Notes

Attendance policy:

  • Students are expected to attend all the course lectures'.

  • Unexcused absences of more than 10% of the required attendance will deserve a fail in this course.

  • In a case of excused absence e.g. illness or emergency, students should contact the course coordinator immediately. And a formal written excuse from the physician should be submitted by the student in a case of illness, otherwise the absence will be considered unexcused.

  • In case of absence on the date of exam(s), students will not be allowed to set for a makeup exam unless they have got an approval from the deanship of AMS for this regard.


Expected workload:

  • Students are expected to be a good participant during the course lectures'

  • Students are expected to think critically about the knowledge that they will get during the course.

  • Students should set for all the specified examinations, as well as quizzes

  • Students are obligated to do all assignments & homework


Feedback:

  • All feedback, comments, opinions, concerns, requests, enquires or questions are welcomed & should be discussed in the first place with the course coordinator; either by email or in-person.

  • If the course instructor hasn't been cooperative regarding a specific issue, students can follow the hierarchy starting with the head of the department, followed by the dean & finally the president office. Until their problem(s) is solved.

  • Exams results, feedback as well as key answers will be reported & discussed after one week of the examinations date.

  • Questions regarding lectures' contents can either be discussed during the lecture (preferably) or during the office hours





Week

Title of the Lecture

1

Introduction to the course and course syllabus

Concepts of BV 1



2

Visual direction

3

Fusion and Stereopsis

4

Stereotests

5

First Exam

6

Introduction to oculo-motor movement

7

Heterophoria

8

Investigation of Heterophoria

9

Phoria's decompensation

10

Second Exam

11

First international optometry conference

12

Consequences of strabismus

13

Fixation disparity

14

Final exam


Jordan University of Science and Technology

Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences

Course Syllabus

Course practical

Course Title

Binocular Vision & ocular motility 1

Course Code

OPT 234

Co-requisite

Opt 232

Hours

1 practical hour

Practical’s venue

Optometry lab/Faculty of applied medical sciences




Assessment

Assessment

Percentage

Midterm practical exam

40%

Lab work and assignments

20%

Final Exam

40%




Week

Practical topics

1

Concepts of binocular vision

2

Accommodation testing

3

ACA ratio

4

Stereotests

5

Eye movement and motility 1

6

Cover test 1

7

Cover test 2

8

Midterm practical exam

9

Phoria testing 1

10

Convergence, Fusional reserves and Fixation disparity

11

Final practical exam



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